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Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies


Anna Larsson, professor

Professor in History of science and ideas. Head of research for History and education and Umeå Research Centre for Social Studies Didactics (UmSOD). Assistant Head of Department.

Björn Norlin, researcher

Björn Norlin is Associate professor of History and Education at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University. He is also Deputy Director of "The Postgraduate School of Educational sciences", School of Education, Umeå University.

Bram Vaassen, postgraduate student

I'm writing a dissertation on consciousness and causation. I also teach now and then.

Christer Nordlund, professor

Professor of History of Science and Ideas, and director of Umeå Studies in Science, Technology and Environment. Elected member of Umeå University Board.

Claudia Sciuto, postgraduate student

PhD candidate working on NIR imaging applications for the study of stones artefacts and building materials in archaeology.

Daniel Lindmark, professor

Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Arts (50 %) and Professor of History and Education at Umeå School of Education (50 %)

Finn Arne Jörgensen, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Finn Arne Jørgensen was assistant professor of history of technology and environment from 2010-2014, and associate professor of the same field from 2014-2017. He is at present Professor of environmental history at University of Stavanger, Norway, but remains employed in a 20% position at Umeå University for two externally funded research grants, Digital Models and Experiencing Nature in the Digital Age.

Fredinah Namatovu, postdoctor

Fredinah Namatovu is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies working on the DISLIFE Liveable disabilities project funded by the European Research Council. Her role in this project involves using Sweden's national registers to apply life-course techniques to conduct quantitative studies on the impact of disability on the transition into education, labour market, partnership and family formation.

Henrik Åström Elmersjö, senior research assistant

Associate professor in history and education, and research coordinator at the Faculty of Arts.

Jenny Eklöf, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Associate professor in History of Science and Ideas. My research interests revolve around the interaction between science, politics and the media in a broad sense. I am also director of studies at the department.

Johan Junkka, postgraduate student

A PhD Candidate in History who studies the relationship between fertility and social networks such as voluntary associations in Sweden between 1850-1950.

Kalle Grill, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I am senior lecturer in philosophy and director of our B.A. program in Philosophy and Society. I teach and supervise in moral philosophy and political philosophy.

Lotta Vikström, professor

Enjoying an ERC Consolidator Grant (2016-21) I lead a cross-disciplinary team researching how disabilities affect people's participation in society, past and present.

Maria Berglind, administrator, study

I work as a study administrator for the subjects of History and Archaeolgy.

Mikael Winninge, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I am Associate Professor in New Testament Exegesis. The focus of my research has been early Jewish texts on the one hand, and identity formation and interpretation of history among early Christians on the other.

Sandra Olsson, communication officer

My responsibilities are internal and external communication which include the departments website, calendar, ads, posters and other printed information.

Ulla-Stina From, administrator, study

I am students' administrator for Philosophy and History of Science and Ideas